Lakai's "The Flare" Premiere Photos

That’s right, guys, in an age of send your video straight to Instagram, the boys at Lakai went ahead and did another full length. Filming began in 2014 and it was only supposed to last a year—but you know how that goes. Thousands of one more tries later, The Flare was complete. Longtime crailtap videographer Federico Vitetta, along with his crew of master lensmen and the entire Lakai team once again bring you the best skating, filming and editing and keep The Flare alive. —Joe Hammeke


01 750pxGraumans Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Blvd.

02 750pxBig Wheat in charge of admission

03 750pxEric Dressen? You know he’s on the list!

04 750pxDirector and filmer Federico Vitetta greeting skaters on the red carpet

05 750pxThe Shrine’s Josh Landau arrived early for the 7pm showing

06 750pxDanny Brady and Justin Strubing staying refreshed

07 750pxFree beer courtesy of Lagunitas

08 750pxCody Chapman drove down from Santa Cruz. He’s got tricks in the vid, sharing a part with Raven Tershy

09 750pxThe Hawk clan arrived and sorted through the wristband situation

10 750px“Dad, here’s the ones for free drinks.” Meanwhile, World’s Best Dad sneaks up

11 750pxYou know Riley and Tony were not going to escape his wrath

12 750px"Did Tony ever get fed up with you having band practice at home?"

13 750pxThe Nine Club moved their living room to Hollywood Blvd. for the evening. First guest: Tony Hawk

14 750pxYup, Kelly Hart was still stuck in the corner with a button, even on the makeshift version

15 750pxBack to the red-carpet arrivals, Elijah Berle and his lady

16 750pxJon Sciano and his girl. Wait 'til you see Jon’s part. It’s gnarly!

17 750pxJerry Hsu and Rick Howard

18 750pxKenny Anderson, what happened?

19 750pxWorld’s Best Dad and Lizard King talk about fatherhood and sobriety

20 750px“You remember Rap Snacks?” Neckface and Mike Sinclair

21 750pxRowan Zorilla found the back-up beer stash

22 750pxVans' Justin Regan was there

23 750pxMedia overlords, Atiba Jefferson and Mike Burnett

24 750pxMike Mo with a quick spot on the Nine Club pop up

25 750pxBy now, most everyone had arrived

26 750pxMike Carroll says, “Everyone inside!”

27 750pxPile in

28 750pxAfter a brief introduction by Carroll, Manchild takes the mic…

29 750px…a little tipsy…

30 750px…but still manages to lead the team back to thier seats—somewhat

31 750pxThe stoke on these three filmers' faces after the video should tell you just how good it is: Ewan Bowman, Lannie Rhoades and Ant Travis

32 750pxOutside, Wheatley is back to crowd control

33 750pxBeard farmer, Erik Bragg, lends some hair to Rye Beres

34 750pxMaster lensmen is an understatement here: Federico and Jon Miner

35 750pxIs there another Stay Flared in the making? Rick Howard and Emerica’s Don Brown ponder the possibilities

36 750pxRiley Hawk had the last part so JT Rhoades ran next door and stole a lifetime-achievement award

37 750pxCongrats, Riley!

38 750pxAll the way from Barcelona, Jesus Fernandez—and an even drunker Manchild…

39 750px…who barged Sam Muller’s Nine Club appearance…

40 750px…to get immediately 86'd

41 750pxVolcom’s Wanderlodge picked up some remaining stragglers

42 750pxPeace out for now. Great vid, guys!
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